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  • Etched Orange Lampwork Beads Handmade Silver Jewelry Supplies 422efs
     
    $6.50

    SIGN UP for my NEWSLETTER and SEE MORE BEADS at WWW.COVERGIRLBEADS.COM Etched opaque orange handmade lampwork glass beads wrapped in .999 fine silver with a matte bead finish. Beautiful bright orange beads were hand made using opaque orange glass. These gorgeous glass beads have .999 fine silver wrapped around them adding a blast of shiny silver dots. No two beads are the same. Use these glass beads to make spooky halloween jewelry, something special for your Fall and Thanksgiving wardrobe or use in a Spring and Summer flower bracelet design. They are always great for earring beads. These opaque beads have been etched for a matte glass bead finish. Quantity: 1 bead Measurements: 10-11mm x 7-8mm Mandrel size: 1/16 Hole size approximately 2mm Covergirlbeads 422efs • Sign up for my newsletter ... • See more beads ... • Visit www.covergirlbeads.com See this item: www.covergirlbeads.com/collections/orange-handmade-lampwork-glass-beads/products/handmade-lampwork-glass-beads-orange-silver-etched-matte-422efs Follow me on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/covergirlbeads Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/covergirlbeads Twitter: www.twitter.com/covergirlbeads All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. Care and love is given to each piece. Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98 Handmade beads made in the USA Handmade beads made in Texas LAMPWORK - THE PROCESS OF MELTING GLASS I melt glass using my Carlisle mini cc torch winding it onto a mandrel (metal rod) that has been dipped in bead release (a silica based clay) to prevent the glass from sticking to the mandrel. I use a variety of moretti/effetre Italian glass, Vetrofond, Lausha, CIM, Reichenbach, Double Helix, Bullseye, TAG and Reichenbach glass. I also use CZ cubic zirconias, dichroic glass, .999 fine silver, copper, silver leaf, gold leaf and palladium to add interesting designs and create elegant to organic styles of beads. After forming the bead, it is placed in the kiln to go through the annealing process. ANNEALING Annealing is a MUST. It is the process where I place my beads in my preheated digitally controlled Glass Hive kiln and allow them to rest for several hours in a glowing heat bath until the glass is the same temperature all over. This relieves stress in the bead. Then the temperature is slowly ramped down overnight until the beads are completely cooled to room temperature. This process takes hours and adds strength and durability to each bead. BEADS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANNEALED HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF CRACKING DUE TO STRESS AND THERMAL SHOCK. CLEANING THE BEAD HOLES Cleaning the bead release out of the hole is very important. I use an electric dremel with a diamond bit to clean each bead individually. Clean bead holes make for a nicer construction for artisans to assemble their jewelry. If you will inspect the cheap imports, you will notice they are filled with bead release and you should question whether or not they were kiln annealed. Always buy handmade! PHOTOGRAPHY Numerous pictures are taken in an effort to get just the perfect photo for you to view. This is can be very time consuming but worth every minute to ensure you see quality photos. Sometimes beads can be very stubborn and nearly impossible to show their true beauty.
  • Pink White Peonies Orchids Roses Bridal Bouquet Groom Boutonniere
     
    Pink White Peonies Orchids Roses Bridal Bouquet Groom Boutonniere
    $175.00

  • Nubian Collar. Exotic Tribal Beadwork Egyptian Style Necklace
     
    Nubian Collar. Exotic Tribal Beadwork Egyptian Style Necklace
    $120.00
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  • Lily One 7x9 watercolor
     
    $76.50
    $90.00
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  • Magnolia I 12x12 watercolor
     
    $114.75
    $135.00
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  • Magnolia II 12x12 watercolor
     
    $114.75
    $135.00
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  • Magnolia Memory 15.5 x 21.75 lithograph
     
    $44.20
    $52.00
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  • Radiant Blooms II 9.5 x 9.5 lithograph
     
    $25.50
    $30.00
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  • Petunias 6x9 watercolor
     
    $76.50
    $90.00
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  • Violet Earrings,Sterling 925,Swarovski Crystal,Brides,Bridesmaids
     
    Violet Earrings,Sterling 925,Swarovski Crystal,Brides,Bridesmaids
    $28.90
    $34.00

  • Amethyst Earrings,Bridal,Bridesmaids,CZ White Gold,Violet Jewelry
     
    Amethyst Earrings,Bridal,Bridesmaids,CZ White Gold,Violet Jewelry
    $32.30
    $38.00

  • Ruby Earrings,Emerald Earrings,Peacock Jewelry,Bridal,Bridesmaids
     
    Ruby Earrings,Emerald Earrings,Peacock Jewelry,Bridal,Bridesmaids
    $32.30
    $38.00

  • Gold Steampunk Jewelry,Pink Rose Swarovski,Necklace,Earrings,Victorian
     
    Gold Steampunk Jewelry,Pink Rose Swarovski,Necklace,Earrings,Victorian
    $64.60
    $76.00

  • Red Earrings,Crystal Rhinestones Filigree Jewelry,Bridal Bridesmaids
     
    Red Earrings,Crystal Rhinestones Filigree Jewelry,Bridal Bridesmaids
    $27.20
    $32.00